75 Beautiful Short Love Quotes


Love is the greatest power in existence. Its presence can be deeply felt wherever it resides. Love can overcome everything and can magnificently transform intricate situations to the better. The great difficulty of love, however, is that it is challenging to find the right words to express what you’re feeling. The concept of love in itself is quite difficult to put into words. Sometimes, it simply takes some inspiration that helps you to articulate how deeply you feel about your significant other. For this reason, we’ve prepared a collection of short love quotes to help you put your feelings into words. (Make sure to also have a look at our selection of relationship quotes for even more inspiring quotes about love).

While most of us struggle greatly to put our feelings into words, there are some brilliant people that are able to articulate the fascinating magic of love in the most beautiful manner. It’s these people’s words that describe love so perfectly that sharing the following short love quotes with your loved one can mean everything to them.

“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.”
Roy Croft

What is so amazing about short love quotes is that these beautiful phrases will brighten the day of your significant other and will show them how much you care.

Short love quotes

Enjoy the following collection of short love quotes!

Here are 75 beautiful short love quotes to express your love in an eloquent way.

75 Beautiful Short Love Quotes

The following love quotes celebrate the joy and wonders of the greatest power on earth. Enjoy!

1. Jackson Brown, Jr. on happiness and love

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important quote

2. Victor Hugo on the flower of life

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”
Victor Hugo

Love is the honey quote

3. David Viscott on being loved

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”
David Viscott

Feel the sun from both sides quote

4. Barbara de Angelis on love’s greatest gift

“Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.”
Barbara de Angelis

Love's greatest gift quote

5. Petrarch on the divinity of love

“Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us.”

Love is the crowning grace of humanity quote


6. Vladimir Nabokov on love at first sight

“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”
Vladimir Nabokov

Love at first sight quote

7. Albert Einstein on falling in love

“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”
Albert Einstein

Can't blame gravity for falling in love quote

8. Rumi on being born of love

“We are born of love; Love is our mother.”

We are born of love quote

9. Loretta Young on finding love

“Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.”
Loretta Young

Love isn't something you find quote

10. Jackson Brown, Jr. on seeing with the heart

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

What is invisible to the eye quote

11. Honore de Balzac on eternal love

“True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself.”
Honore de Balzac

12. Mother Teresa on the beginning of love

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
Mother Teresa

13. Hermann Hesse on knowing what love is

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”
Hermann Hesse

Because of you

14. Honore de Balzac on true love

“A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.”
Honore de Balzac

15. Unknown author on living happily ever after

“I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.”

I look at you and see the rest of my life

16. Ann Landers on love and friendship

“Love is friendship that has caught fire. […] It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”
Ann Landers

17. Dorothy L. Sayers on coming home

“I love you. I am at rest with you. I have come home.”
Dorothy L. Sayers

I am at rest with you

18. Torquato Tasso on the missing piece of your soul

“Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.”
Torquato Tasso

19. Erich Fromm on mature love

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’”
Erich Fromm

Mature love

20. Zora Hurston on what love does with us

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”
Zora Neale Hurston

21. Ben Hecht on the magic of love

“Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.”
Ben Hecht

The magician

22. Max Muller on flowers that blossom

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.”
Max Muller

23. Cyril Connolly on loving but once

“We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.”
Cyril Connolly

Once only are we perfectly equipped

24. Victor Hugo on the greatest happiness of life

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.”
Victor Hugo

25. Peter Ustinov on endless forgiveness

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”
Peter Ustinov

An act of endless forgiveness

26. Bruce Lee on love that grows older

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”
Bruce Lee

27. Jesus Christ on loving each other

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Jesus Christ

A new command

28. Helen Keller on the fragrance of love

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.”
Helen Keller

29. Maya Angelou on love that sets you free

“Suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.”
Maya Angelou

Suddenly we see

30. J.R.R. Tolkien on spending time together

“I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

31. Eva Gabor on the game of love

“Love is a game that two can play and both win.”
Eva Gabor

A game that two can play

32. Barbara de Angelis on the most powerful force

“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.”
Barbara de Angelis

33. Mother Teresa on boundless love

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
Mother Teresa

I have found the paradox

34. Leo Buscaglia on missing life

“Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.”
Leo Buscaglia

35. Jean de la Bruyere on the sweetest sound

“The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.”
Jean de la Bruyere

The sweetest of all sounds

36. Ferdinand Foch on powerful weapons

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”
Ferdinand Foch

37. Lao Tzu on strength and courage

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu

Being deeply loved

38. Ingrid Bergman on kissing

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”
Ingrid Bergman

39. John Morton on the power of love

“There is no limit to the power of loving.”
John Morton

No limit to the power of loving

40. Khalil Gibran on possessing love

“Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.”
Khalil Gibran

41. William Shakespeare on the ingredients of love

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.”
William Shakespeare

Love is a smoke

42. Dalai Lama on compassion and love

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”
Dalai Lama

43. Franklin P. Jones on having a worthwhile ride

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
Franklin P. Jones

What makes the ride worthwhile

44. Francis of Assisi on seeking love

“Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.”
Francis of Assisi

45. Martin Luther King, Jr. on human evolution

“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

46. Friedrich Nietzsche on loving life

“We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

We are used to loving

47. Oscar Wilde on loving yourself

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
Oscar Wilde

48. Audrey Hepburn on holding onto each other

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
Audrey Hepburn

The best thing to hold on to

49. John Lennon on letting love grow

“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”
John Lennon

50. Aristotle on what love is composed of

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

Love is composed of a single soul

51. Antoine de Saint-Exupery on love

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

52. Robert Frost on irresistible desires

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
Robert Frost

An irresistible desire

53. Francois de La R. on finding love

“True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.”
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

54. George Herbert on having a gentle heart

“A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.”
George Herbert

A gentle heart

55. Kristin Chenoweth on loving yourself

“If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.”
Kristin Chenoweth

56. Oscar Wilde on having love in your heart

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
Oscar Wilde

Keep love in your heart

57. Robert Fulghum on the strength of love

“Love is stronger than death.”
Robert Fulghum

58. Francois Rabelais on true love

“To good and true love fear is forever affixed.”
Francois Rabelais

59. Lao Tzu on the strongest passion

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”
Lao Tzu

60. Seneca on wishing to be loved

“If you wish to be loved, love.”

If you wish to be loved

61. Mother Teresa on spreading love

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
Mother Teresa

62. Gilbert K. Chesterton on loving anything

“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton

63. Rabindranath Tagore on the ultimate truth

“Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.”
Rabindranath Tagore

64. Martin Luther King, Jr. on sticking with love

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stick with love

65. Leigh Hunt on stolen kisses

“Stolen kisses are always sweetest.”
Leigh Hunt

66. Pierre T. on the sacredness of love

“Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

67. Mother Teresa on needing love

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”
Mother Teresa

68. Lao Tzu on kindness

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
Lao Tzu

69. Karl A. Menninger on curing people

“Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.”
Karl A. Menninger

70. Mahatma Gandhi on love and life

“Where there is love there is life.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is love

71. Carl Sagan on the vastness of space

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”
Carl Sagan

72. Vincent Van Gogh on true strength

“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”
Vincent Van Gogh

73. Joseph Joubert on kindness

“A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.”
Joseph Joubert

74. James A. Baldwin on fear

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
James A. Baldwin

75. Buddha on loving yourself

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”

Love and affection

I hope you enjoyed this collection of short love quotes.

Stay victorious!


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  1. Steve, your love quotes are wonderful! Thank you so much! You have spread the most important value in life with so many needy people, esp. me!

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